Inter Milan wing back Achraf Hakimi bagged a brace after Romelu Lukaku had opened the scoring in a comfortable 3-1 win over Bologna in Serie A on Saturday. The win left Inter second in the table with 21 points from 10 games, two behind AC Milan who face Sampdoria on Sunday. Lukaku opened the scoring with his eighth league goal of the season in the 16th minute, although it was a somewhat scrappy effort, before Hakimi ran onto Marcelo Brozovic's through ball to add a second on the stroke of halftime.
The family of Roald Dahl have quietly published an apology for his perceived anti-Semitism, saying his past remarks were “incomprehensible” to them. There has been ongoing controversy about the legacy of the children’s author after the re-emergence of a series of remarks about the Jewish faith in his final years. Mr Dahl, who died in 1990 at the age of 74, said in an interview just months before his death he was “certainly anti-Israel and I have become anti-Semitic”. More troublingly, he suggested in a 1983 interview with the News Statesman that Hitler did not pick up on anti-Semitism “for no reason”. It has now emerged that his family had published a statement in a corner of his official website apologising for the views he had expressed. It comes as several of Mr Dahl’s celebrated stories have made a return to the screen, including an animated adaptation of Matilda for Netflix and a version of The Witches, released this year. The streaming giant is also planning a spin-off series based on the Willy Wonka books, focusing on the Oompa-Loompas who work at his chocolate factory. The statement “regarding anti-Semitic comments made by Roald Dahl” was signed by the Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Story Company, which manages the rights of the author’s characters and stories. It said: “The Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Story Company deeply apologise for the lasting and understandable hurt caused by some of Roald Dahl’s statements. “Those prejudiced remarks are incomprehensible to us and stand in marked contrast to the man we knew and to the values at the heart of Roald Dahl's stories, which have positively impacted young people for generations. “We hope that, just as he did at his best, at his absolute worst, Roald Dahl can help remind us of the lasting impact of words.” There was reportedly no publicity surrounding the statement and no Jewish groups were informed of the move. The Roald Dahl Story Company addressed the discrete publication of the statement on Saturday night. “We loved Roald, but we passionately disagree with his anti-Semitic comments,” it said in a statement to The Sunday Times. “This is why we chose to apologise on our website, an apology easily found on Google.”
The Writers Guild of America has urged a federal judge not to intervene in the writers' 20-month boycott of CAA and WME, saying the court lacks authority to do so. The two largest agencies asked Judge Andre Birotte last month for an injunction that would force an end to the boycott. The agencies have effectively […]
Romain Grosjean sat in a Haas Formula One car again on Saturday for the first time since escaping from a fiery crash with just burns to his hands during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Britain and European Union negotiators will meet in Brussels on Sunday in what the British team said was a final throw of the dice to clinch a post-Brexit trade deal. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke on Saturday, and instructed their teams to resume the talks in a last ditch attempt to bridge significant differences. Both sides acknowledge that time is running out to strike a deal before a transition arrangement expires at the end of the year and sources gave a pessimistic readout after Johnson and von der Leyen spoke on Saturday.
President Donald Trump has fruitlessly pressed Georgia’s governor to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in that state. Trump made his request iof Gov. Brian Kemp in a phone call on Saturday, and the governor refused. The call took place hours before Trump is to appear at a rally in Georgia, where Republicans hope he will dedicate his energy to imploring their supporters to vote in two runoff elections Jan. 5.
Baltimore Ravens had at least four different strains of Covid-19 virus in their facility during a major outbreak involving 23 players, team president Dick Cass said Saturday.
In a streak of light across the night sky, samples collected from a distant asteroid arrived on Earth on Sunday after being dropped off by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2.
Chris Dixon's eyes welled up as he prepared to return to his seat. From Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium, Dixon has been coming to West Ham games across seven decades. “I never thought at my age I would get so excited about winning a ballot for a football match — it's been fantastic,” the 71-year-old Dixon said.
Team chief Toto Wolff praised George Russell and compared him to "a finance guy" because of his serious nature on Saturday after the young Briton qualified second for Sunday's Sakhir Grand Prix.
Lopez's performance of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is perfection.
Wegen Corona-Pandemie gilt in Palästinensergebiet nächtliche Ausgangssperre es | AFP | Saturday 12/5/2020 - 19:19 UTC+1 | 180 words Bethlehem lit up its Christmas tree on Saturday evening but without the usual crowds, as novel coronavirus restrictions put a damper on the start of Christmas festivities in the holy city. Palestinian authorities last week announced measures, including a night-time curfew, across the Israeli-occupied West Bank for 14 days to fight a "worrying spread" of the virus. Locals and pilgrims traditionally gather each year for the lighting of the tree in Manger Square, near the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born. But this year, only a small crowd of journalists was present due to coronavirus restrictions, an AFP photographer said. Carmen Ghattas, director of public relations at the Bethlehem municipality, told AFP that Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh had lit up the tree remotely from his office in Ramallah. The West Bank, with a Palestinian population of more than 2.8 million, has officially recorded 71,703 coronavirus infections, including 678 deaths. Israel has occupied the territory since 1967.
Actor David Lander, best known as Squiggy on the ABC sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Friday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family confirmed to Variety. He was 73. Lander died of complications related to multiple sclerosis, which he battled for 37 years. Since he went public with his diagnosis in 1999, […]
RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: FRANCE NEWS CONFERENCE AND TRAINING SESSION, ENGLAND TRAINING SESSION SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 5, 2020) (FFR POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1. FRANCE PLAYER WEARING MASK WALKING ON TO PITCH AT TWICKENHAM / FRANCE PLAYERS ON BENCH 2. FRANCE NUMBER EIGHT, SELEVASIO TOLOFUA (LEFT) TYING SHOE LACES ALONGSIDE TEAM MATE 3. FRANCE FLY HALF, MATTHIEU JALIBERT WARMING UP 4. FRANCE CAPTAIN, BAPTISTE COUILLOUD BEING HANDED THE NUMBER 9 BIB AS HE WARMS UP 5. JALIBERT TRAINING 6. FRANCE FLANKER, SEKOU MACALOU (HAT) JOGGING / MACALOU EXCHANGES PASSES WITH LOCK, KILLIAN GERACI (NUMBER 4) 7. FRANCE WINGER, GABIN VILLIERE (NUMBER 11) TRAINING WITH TEAM MATE 8. VILLIERE, JALIBERT AND CENTRE, YORAM MOEFANA TAKING PART IN TRAINING DRILL 9. TRAINING IN PROGRESS 10. COUILLOUD PASSING BALL TO JALIBERT IN TRAINING DRILL 11. COUILLOUD PASSING BALL TO PROP, DORIAN ALDEGHERI (NUMBER 3) IN TRAINING DRILL 12. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCE CAPTAIN, BAPTISTE COUILLOUD, SAYING: "I think the message to convey this week is to seize the opportunity and is some way, this chance to take up this challenge against the English - they are a very good team, and for us to be in this place - it's a huge opportunity. We have everything to win in this match tomorrow, it's on us to prove that we're not here by chance, and we are capable of competing against them." 13. JALIBERT RECEIVING THE BALL AND RUNNING WITH IT 14. COUILLOUD AT TRAINING SESSION, STANDING NEXT TO FLANKER, CAMERON WOKI (NUMBER 6) 15. COUILLOUD TRAINING 16. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCE CAPTAIN, BAPTISTE COUILLOUD, SAYING: "Regarding matches against teams that are stronger than us - we have already played for some years in the Top 14 tournament. We are an ambitious group, certainly young, but I think all the players that will be selected for the match tomorrow have already figured in big games in the Top 14 and in international matches. Voila, we are ready to take up the challenge and we will give ourselves tomorrow." 17. VARIOUS OF LINEOUT PRACTICE IN PROGRESS 18. COUILLOUD CATCHING BALL AND PASSING IT 19. JALIBERT AND COUILLOUD KICKING BALLS 20. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCE TEAM MANAGER, RAPHAEL IBANEZ, SAYING: "We especially wanted to maximise the time that we could have with Baptiste and his team mates, to put in the best conditions this new group who are very talented and who will deliver a great battle tomorrow." LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 5, 2020) (RFU POOL - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 21. ENGLAND HEAD COACH, EDDIE JONES WALKING ON TRAINING PITCH 22. ENGLAND NUMBER 8, BILLY VUNIPOLA PASSING BALL WITH ENGLAND FLANKER, BEN EARL 23. ENGLAND WINGER, JONNY MAY RUNNING BEFORE WALKING BACK, ENGLAND WINGER, ANTHONY WATSON RUNNING BEFORE WALKING BACK 24. ENGLAND CENTRE, HENRY SLADE KICKING BALL WHILE RUNNING 25. ENGLAND LOCK, MARO ITOJE WALKING 26. ENGLAND CAPTAIN, OWEN FARRELL RECEIVING BALL FROM SCRUMHALF, BEN YOUNGS / FARRELL PASSING BALL TO YOUNGS AS THEY TALK TO EACH OTHER 27. ITOJE STRECHING BEFORE RUNNING AND THEN WALKING BACK 28. FARRELL PRACTISING A LINEOUT THROW WITH HOOKER, JAMIE GEORGE, GEORGE THROWING BALL WHICH GOES OVER FENCE AND HE GOES THROUGH GATE TO COLLECT IT 29. JONES PLAYING WITH SOCCER BALL STORY: England and France made final prepartions on Saturday (December 5) for the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham on Sunday (December 6). France trained at Twickenham as their inexperienced and youthful team got ready to face a seasoned England side. France coach Fabien Galthie has made six changes for the tournament finale. An agreement between the federation and the league meant that no player could be involved in more than three France matches during the autumn international window, leaving Galthie to name a team boasting a total of 68 caps - to England's 813. Having already had to cope without the vast majority of his first team in their previous encounter against Italy, Galthie was also forced to leave scrumhalf Baptiste Serin and wing Teddy Thomas out of the side to face England. Fullback Brice Dulin, with 30 international tests under his belt, is the most experienced player named in the side ahead of flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert, who has seven caps, in a team averaging 23.8 years old. Number eight Selevasio Tolofua is the only uncapped player to start but five others have just a single cap to their name. England, who trained at their London base on Saturday, will be without prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of Sunday's final due to a calf injury. The Saracens forward suffered the injury against Wales last week and has not recovered in time. Ellis Genge moves up to the starting lineup with Joe Marler, seeking a first appearance since March, featuring as a replacement. England qualified for the final by topping Group A with wins over Georgia, Ireland and Wales, while France won Group B after beating Italy and Scotland and being handed a walkover against COVID-hit Fiji. The game will be England's first in front of fans since the spring, with 2,000 allowed into Twickenham. England: 15-Elliot Daly, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Henry Slade, 12-Owen Farrell (C), 11-Jonny May, 10-George Ford, 9-Ben Youngs, 8-Billy Vunipola, 7-Sam Underhill, 6-Tom Curry, 5-Joe Launchbury, 4-Maro Itoje, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 2-Jamie George, 1-Ellis Genge Replacements: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Joe Marler, 18-Will Stuart, 19-Jonny Hill, 20-Ben Earl, 21-Dan Robson, 22-Max Malins, 23-Joe Marchant France: 15-Brice Dulin, 14-Alivereti Raka, 13-Yoram Moefana, 12-Jonathan Danty, 11-Gabin Villiere, 10-Matthieu Jalibert, 9-Baptiste Couilloud, 8-Selevasio Tolofua, 7-Anthony Jelonch, 6-Cameron Woki, 5-Baptiste Pesenti, 4-Kilian Geraci, 3-Dorian Aldegheri, 2-Pierre Bourgarit, 1-Hassan Kolingar Replacements: 16-Peato Mauvaka, 17-Rodrigue Neti, 18-Uini Atonio, 19-Guillaume Ducat, 20-Sekou Macalou, 21-Sebastien Bezy, 22-Louis Carbonel, 23-Pierre-Louis Barassi
Only a few dozen people attended the lighting of the Christmas tree in the biblical city of Bethlehem on Saturday night, as coronavirus restrictions scaled back the annual event that is normally attended by thousands. A small group of residents and religious leaders participated in the tree-lighting ceremony at Manger Square near the Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born. Others watched it virtually due to restrictions prompted by the virus pandemic.
George Miller has paid an emotional tribute to Hugh Keays-Byrne, the star of Mad Max and Mad Max: Fury Road, who died at the age of 73 on December 1.
(Warning: This post contains spoilers about Part 1 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series.”)Netflix’s “Selena: The Series” portrays the beautiful — and nerve-wracking — forbidden love story between Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla and her bandmate and future husband, Chris Perez. In the show, the pair chose to hide their budding romance from Selena’s father and band manager for fear that he would kick Perez out of the band. But did it happen like that in real life?Let’s break it down. It’s true that the pair met in 1989 when Perez, a talented guitarist, joined Selena y Los Dinos. It’s also true that they were immediately drawn to each other — although the meet-cute scene in the Netflix series where the two come face to face in the doorway of Selena’s Corpus Christi home is likely a bit of artistic license on the part of the show’s writers.However, Perez did tell Entertainment Tonight that his first thoughts upon meeting Selena were that she was “beautiful and talented.”“I’m a shy person by nature, and there was just something about her that she was able to pull me out,” he said.Also Read: 'Selena: The Series': Did Selena Really Learn Spanish Phonetically to Sing Tejano Songs?But it’s also true that Selena’s father, Abraham, tried to split up the couple.After confessing their feelings for each other, Selena and Chris initially tried to keep their relationship a secret. But unlike in the show, according to Biography.com, it was actually Selena’s sister, Suzette, that broke the news to their father.What the show did get right is the severity of Abraham’s reaction, which did lead to him kicking Perez out of the band.“It kind of hurt his pride and his ego to find out that he was the last to know,” Pérez told CNN. “When things got tense and things were said by him, it hurt me that he was saying it, but I didn’t let it get to me because I knew deep down, he knew the kind of person I was.”He added: “The worst thing he said to me was that I was like a cancer to his family. His family knew about us being together and was supportive; when he said that it was like, ‘C’mon!'”Also Read: Did Selena Really Meet Laura Canales in the Bathroom at the 1986 Tejano Music Awards?Despite Abraham’s disapproval, the couple eloped on April 2, 1992.Perez recalled the day on what would have been their 25th anniversary in 2017.“It’s hard to believe that today marks 25 years since Selena and I decided that the only way to be together… was to run away and get married (at 20 and 22 years old) in secret,” he wrote in a Facebook post, alongside a picture of their marriage certificate. “What a rollercoaster ride THAT day was.”Though Part 1 of “Selena: The Series” leaves off just as Abraham kicks Perez out of the band, in real life, he eventually softened and welcomed his new son-in-law into the family.However, their life together would be cut short just three days shy of their third wedding anniversary on March 31, 1995 when Selena was murdered by her fan club president and former manager of her Selena, Etc. boutiques, Yolanda Saldivar.Perez speaks more at length about their relationship in his book, “To Selena, With Love.”Part 1 of “Selena: The Series” is now streaming on Netflix.Read original story Did Selena’s Dad Really Try to Stop Her From Dating Future Husband Chris Perez? At TheWrap
Springboks fly-half Morne Steyn kicked 16 points as the Bulls confirmed they are the team to beat in the South African Currie Cup this season by crushing the Cheetahs 40-13 in Pretoria on Saturday.
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that a monkey 'relentlessly' jerked off when they were trying to shoot a Harry Potter scene.
David Lander, the actor who played Squiggy on the “Happy Days” spin-off “Laverne & Shirley,” died on Friday due to complications from multiple sclerosis, his wife Kathy told TMZ. He was 73.Lander was diagnosed with MS in 1984 shortly after he wrapped filming for “Laverne & Shirley,” but he didn’t reveal his diagnosis until 1999. A year later, he published his memoir, “Fall Down, Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn’t Tell Nobody,” and detailed his journey with the illness.He went on to be an MS activist and was named an ambassador for the National MS Society in 2000.Aside from “Laverne & Shirley,” Lander also appeared in films like Steven Spielberg’s “1941” and Kurt Russell’s “Used Cars.” A talented voice actor, Lander also lent his voice to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Tom and Jerry: The Movie” and “The Iron Giant.”Shortly after news of Lander’s death, co-star Michael McKean, who played Squiggy’s sidekick Lenny, tweeted a photo of the two together.“Whatever happens, MS can’t take it all. I will always have my heart and soul, my wit and wisdom,” Lander said in 2007. “Wherever the chips may fall, if I fall with them I will make it a point to do so gracefully — and laughing.”He is survived by his wife Kathy and daughter Natalie.pic.twitter.com/G804z4F5bR— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) December 5, 2020Read original story David Lander, Squiggy on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies at 73 At TheWrap